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Sicura Instalite jump hour remake

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Sicura Instalite jump hour remake

Post25 Oct 2014, 22:21

At last, after buying this one more the 1.5 year ago, i finally found the time to do a remake.
But not just a remake...i wanted it to look like modern...with iceblue ledlighting that i could use as a nightlight :-D

enjoy the remake.

scored a broken one on the bay.

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a friend of mine is an electronic engineer...and a damn good one.
He took a small printboard of a old nokia mobile and used it's lighting leds (4 blues) of the screen :eek: :O`~ he is a real genius.

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The watch has a special way to put the batts in so i could do 3 volts when pushing the button against the outside of a 1.5 + cone of one batt. This make contact
with the next batt and produces 3 volts. I could not get it working in the beginning because my friend swapped the wires..sssst..don't tell him i had to resoldern
the wires :-D

Then i still had to redo the case.. sanding, polishing
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next i electroplated a new silver layer on the watch.
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oooooggh my eyessss...i'm almost blind :-D :mega:

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Cooooooooooollllllll :mega:
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Finding the correct color of band
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When is the new Star Wars movie coming out :lol:
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Enjoy all
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Re: Sicura Instalite remake jumper

Post26 Oct 2014, 10:28

Fantastic Kasper, you hot rodded a sicuralite, very cool. Did you do the replating or get someone else to do it it. I have a poor bodied instalite here i'd like to do the same.


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Re: Sicura Instalite jump hour remake

Post26 Oct 2014, 14:56

Super cool Kasper! :mega: (I wonder what the battery life is, I would drain them in days I think ;) )
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Re: Sicura Instalite jump hour remake

Post26 Oct 2014, 18:15

Great work Kasper! :mega:

The watch looks superb and the strap looks a perfect match. :mega:

The light would have a practical function such as locating keys and opening locks on dark nights or for when you are down at the coast and the local lighthouse has a power cut. :grin1:
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Re: Sicura Instalite jump hour remake

Post10 Jan 2015, 23:46

Wow! Unique. I have a small collection of jump hours watches, but I've never seen anything like this.

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Re: Sicura Instalite jump hour remake

Post11 Jan 2015, 03:26

Well done Kasper, you now have a night reading lamp :)
I tried a similar approach for the Spaceman but LED "bulbs" need minimum 3V to produce some light and the Spaceman only has 1.5V.
I had to install a normal bulb, needed to buy a hundred from China in sizes 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm with green, blue, yellow, red plastic caps.
Railroad model makers use these for their city lanterns.
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Re: Sicura Instalite jump hour remake

Post11 Jan 2015, 12:26

thx...i must admit...i'm faling in love with this watch. The light is super bright so even when you have bad eyes (getting older), you can still read the digits at night. I will do a few other if i have the time.

btw these small light from a christmas tree...the old white ones can be used to. I have to try them.
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Re: Sicura Instalite jump hour remake

Post11 Jan 2015, 13:14

Any matching bulb will work but the other Sheffield/Sicura Instalite needs a bulb of max 2mm due to limited space under the dial.
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Re: Sicura Instalite jump hour remake

Post11 Jan 2015, 18:20

DonĀ“t know why I missed this posting. I like the secura, although I am not a fan of blue LEDs. But what you did with the case and how clean the watch looks on your wrist - this is amazing work!

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